there, things look a little more even. in fact, very even. the latest poll shows the senate majority leader harry reid and hair ron angle in statistic kel dead heat. nearly half of respondents there say their vote will express support or opposition to the tea party itself. the white house today announcing a big change to its economic team. the top advisor larry summers is session to leave the administration after the elections in november to return to harvard university. mike emanuel with the news live at the white house. mike, what is the president saying about this? >> well, shep, essentially president obama thanked larry summers for his service, issuing a statement late today saying, quote: i will always be grateful that at a time of great peril for our country a man of larry's brilliance, experience, and judgment was willing to answer the call and lead our economic team. the statement goes on to say, quote, while we have much more work ahead to repair the damage done by the recession we are on a better path, thanks to small noe small measure, to larry's wise counsel.